Des Moines Christian (Des Moines, IA)       previews home


GENERAL
Nickname: Lions
Colors: Navy/White
Coach: Don Caves
League: 2A District 8 (moving from 1A District 5)
Playoff Division: 2A
Playoff Division Rank: #47

RATINGS
2017 Final Power Rating: -36
2017 National Rank: #13215
2017 State Rank: #252
Roster-Based (Players Back/Lost) Rough Rating Adjustment: +5.8
2018 Starting Power Rating: -45.7
2018 National Rank: #12486
2018 State Rank: #239
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2017 Rating): -12.4
Dynasty National Rank: #12323
2018 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison: worse by 33.3
Dynasty Record: 49-84 (38-58 in league)

HISTORICAL
2017 Overall Record: 1-8
2017 League Record/Finish: 1-5 (6th)
2017 Points For Average: 6.9
2017 Points Against Average: 42.6
2017 Differential: -35.7
2017 Wins: #13295 Woodward Academy (Woodward) (28-21)
2017 Losses: #2560 Pella Christian (Pella) (62-7), #5102 Pleasantville (66-8), #5481 Woodward-Granger (Woodward) (35-0), #6151 Interstate # (Truro) (33-7), #9413 Central Decatur (Leon) (48-0), #9853 Mt. Ayr (54-0), #10397 Panorama (Panora) (49-0), #13050 Guthrie Center/Adair-Casey (Guthrie Center) (15-12)
2017 Opponents W-L: 44-42
Recent League Championships: 2010 (tied for 1st; 1A District 7), 2009 (tied for 1st; 1A District 6)
Winning Streak Entering 2018 Season: 1
Streak List: 10/20/17 Woodward Academy (Woodward) (28-21)

SCHEDULE
2018 Schedule: 8/24 West Central Valley (Stuart), 8/31 at Madrid, 9/7 Ogden, 9/14 at Des Moines North (Des Moines), 9/21 Centerville, 9/28 at Clarke (Osceola), 10/5 at PCM (Monroe), 10/12 Chariton, 10/19 at Saydel (Des Moines)
Highest-Rated 2018 Regular Season Opponents: PCM (Monroe) (-11.9), Madrid (-22.7), Chariton (-25.2)
Lowest-Rated 2018 Regular Season Opponents: Des Moines North (Des Moines) (-59.3), Clarke (Osceola) (-53.4), Saydel (Des Moines) (-42.2)
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength: -4
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength: -34.2
2018 vs. 2017 Schedule Strength Comparison: -30.2
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength State Rank: #258
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength National Rank: #12298
2018 Projected Regular Season Record: 2-7
2018 Projected League Finish: 5th
2018 Undefeated Regular Season Probability: less than 1%



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